Clint Boulton

Senior Writer

Clint Boulton is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT leadership, the CIO role, and digital transformation.

10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives

10 hot startups targeting today’s key IT initiatives

Startups remain a key resource for CIOs seeking an innovative edge. From AI to data analytics to cybersecurity, here are 10 startups looking to fulfill IT leaders’ most pressing digital needs.

What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business

What is XaaS? A way to inject agility into your digital business

Everything as a service (XaaS) is emerging as a go-to operating model for delivering IT services. Co-opting the cloud’s rapid deployment model, XaaS may also serve as a revenue engine for innovative enterprises.

8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?

8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?

From order taker to business leader, CIO responsibilities vary widely. Learn what role you currently play and how to break that mold in service of improved business value and career growth.

What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts...

Digital disruption drives CIOs to double down on innovation

Digital disruption drives CIOs to double down on innovation

From digital twinning to reverse pitching to crowdsourcing, CIOs are exploring innovative ways to facilitate digital transformations.

6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI

6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI

Artificial intelligence is wending its way into business processes. But CIOs should pause and research the potential business impact of AI tools — both good and bad.

8 essential roles for a successful digital transformation

8 essential roles for a successful digital transformation

CIOs scouring the earth to fill technical roles are likely ignoring the "medium digital" skills required to round out their digital transformations. Here are the lesser-known digital roles CIOs should target.

CIO change agents: The art of the IT turnaround

CIO change agents: The art of the IT turnaround

CIOs from energy, education, technology and sanitation enterprises discuss how they changed the culture of their IT departments to pave the way for digital transformations.

7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)

7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)

From false promises to role changes, CIOs exit when their ability to execute their strategy or grow their careers hits a road block — a trend that may be accelerating, thanks to the rise of digital transformations.

What is quantum computing? A machine learning supercharger businesses can’t ignore

What is quantum computing? A machine learning supercharger businesses can’t ignore

Quantum computing is gradually gaining ground as an enterprise solution for machine learning that could boost AI to new heights. Here’s what it is, how it works and who is already testing its potential for business.

AI in the workplace: Paving the way for man-machine collaboration

AI in the workplace: Paving the way for man-machine collaboration

There’s little question AI-driven automation is poised to disrupt enterprises worldwide. The question is what you, as a CIO, are doing to prepare for a world where man and machines work together.

Shadow IT: How today’s CIOs grapple with unsanctioned tech

Shadow IT: How today’s CIOs grapple with unsanctioned tech

Thanks to the cloud and mobile devices, ‘shadow IT’ has become a key concern for CIOs in every industry. Here, CIOs share their real-world experiences reining in tech outside their formal control.

12 tips for using DevOps to fuel digital transformation

12 tips for using DevOps to fuel digital transformation

DevOps can help your organization accelerate software and services delivery. IT leaders from Intuit, MetLife and Red Hat outline key points CIOs can follow as they look to support their digital transformations with DevOps.

Outsourcing remains strategic in the digital era

Outsourcing remains strategic in the digital era

Companies racing to digitalize their businesses are adopting cloud computing at a rampant rate. But traditional outsourcing also remains a crucial option for CIOs looking to free up valuable IT resources.

6 tips for negotiating CIO noncompete agreements

6 tips for negotiating CIO noncompete agreements

As stewards of tech-based digital strategies, CIOs are more vulnerable than ever to the vagaries of noncompete clauses. Here’s how to negotiate them.

10 tips for getting started with machine learning

10 tips for getting started with machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can yield game-changing solutions for enterprises. Here’s what senior IT leaders need to know to launch and maintain a successful machine learning strategy.

What is ‘anticipatory IT’? An IT strategy for staving off digital disruption

What is ‘anticipatory IT’? An IT strategy for staving off digital disruption

Anticipating future opportunities based on hard and soft trends is a crucial weapon in helping CIOs stave off digital disruption. Does your organization have what it takes to commit to an ‘anticipatory IT’ strategy?

What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

What makes a great chatbot? Laser focus on customers

Chatbots are all the rage right now but they’re virtually useless unless enterprises nail the customer experience. Here’s how to ensure your chatbot initiative pays off.

Don’t let a lousy worker experience cripple your customer experience

Don’t let a lousy worker experience cripple your customer experience

Marketing and digital teams have little trouble shaking free the budget to build new apps and software services for external customers. But what happens when a line-of-business manager asks for more money to upgrade workforce...

The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

The hidden risk of blind trust in AI’s ‘black box’

Companies intent on weaving AI more tightly into the fabric of their businesses are seeking to better explain how algorithms make their decisions, especially where risk and regulations are involved.

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